Environmental forcing on the interactions of plankton communities across a continental shelf in the Eastern Atlantic upwelling system

  title={Environmental forcing on the interactions of plankton communities across a continental shelf in the Eastern Atlantic upwelling system},
  author={L. Sobrinho-Gonçalves and Maria Teresa Moita and Sof{\'i}a Garrido and Maria Emilia Cunha},
To investigate whether phytoplankton is the main factor determining mesozooplankton distribution in a continental shelf affected by upwelling, oceanographic surveys were conducted off NW Portugal in 2002 and 2003. During four different seasons, we investigated how the mesoscale relationship between these two communities was forced by environmental conditions across the shelf. The horizontal and vertical distribution of phytoplankton was shaped by wind stress over the water. Diatoms dominated… CONTINUE READING


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